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The Year of Our Lord 1976

Bishop Events

March to April


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
Mar76.0ResignedHeinrich BaakenAuxiliary Bishop of Münster, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
1 Mar45.2Ordained BishopAngel Nicolás Acha DuarteTitular Bishop of LamdiaBishop of Carapeguá, Paraguay
66.6DiedHarold William Henry, S.S.C.M.E. †Apostolic Administrator of Cheju, Korea (South)
64.5AppointedBaptist MudarthaBishop of Allahabad, IndiaBishop Emeritus
59.2AppointedJoão Batista Przyklenk, M.S.F. †Vicar Apostolic of Tromsø, NorwayBishop Emeritus of Januária, Minas Gerais, Brazil
47.4AppointedThéophane Matthew Thannickunnel, O. Praem.Bishop of Jabalpur, IndiaBishop Emeritus
47.1AppointedGilberto Valbuena SánchezVicar Apostolic of La Paz en la Baja California Sur, MéxicoBishop Emeritus of Colima, México
71.7AppointedLouis Vangeke, M.S.C. †Bishop of Bereina, Papua New GuineaBishop Emeritus
75.3RetiredJohann Wember, M.S.F. †Vicar Apostolic of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale}Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
2 Mar79.2DiedJoseph Grueter, C.M.M. †Bishop Emeritus of Umtata, South Africa
4 Mar42.4AppointedUlises Aurelio Casiano VargasBishop of Mayagüez, Puerto RicoBishop Emeritus
79.5DiedPaul-Léon-Jean ChevalierBishop Emeritus of Le Mans, France
41.3AppointedOscar V. CruzAuxiliary Bishop of Manila, PhilippinesArchbishop Emeritus of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines
41.3AppointedOscar V. CruzTitular Bishop of MartiranoArchbishop Emeritus of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines
43.7AppointedElden Francis CurtissBishop of Helena, Montana, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Omaha, Nebraska, USA
5 Mar59.4DiedEnrico BartolettiArchbishop Emeritus of Lucca, Italy
66.3AppointedSante PortalupiApostolic Pro-Nuncio to MoroccoApostolic Nuncio to Portugal
6 Mar63.2AppointedAlejandro Mestre Descals, S.J. †Auxiliary Bishop of Sucre, BoliviaCoadjutor Archbishop Emeritus
63.2AppointedAlejandro Mestre Descals, S.J. †Titular Bishop of Tigisi in MauretaniaCoadjutor Archbishop Emeritus of Sucre, Bolivia
56.8AppointedJerome Arthur (Gerolamo) Pechillo, T.O.R. †Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA
8 Mar86.2DiedNicola MargiottaArchbishop Emeritus of Brindisi, Italy
39.7AppointedLuis Morales ReyesAuxiliary Bishop of Tacámbaro, Michoacán, MéxicoArchbishop Emeritus of San Luis Potosí, México
39.7AppointedLuis Morales ReyesTitular Bishop of BurcaArchbishop Emeritus of San Luis Potosí, México
11 Mar56.7AppointedErnesto Corripio y AhumadaArchbishop of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla, MéxicoCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of México, Federal District
13 Mar24.6Ordained PriestSalvatore FisichellaPriest of Roma {Rome}, ItalyPresident of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization
73.9RetiredRoger André Marcel JohanBishop of Agen, FranceBishop Emeritus
54.5SucceededSabin-Marie Saint-GaudensBishop of Agen, FranceBishop Emeritus
15 Mar41.3Ordained BishopIreneo A. Amantillo, C.SS.R.Titular Bishop of GirusBishop Emeritus of Tandag, Philippines
84.1DiedIrzio Luigi Magliacani, O.F.M. Cap. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Arabia, Yemen
40.4AppointedClaudio Silvero Acosta, S.C.I. di Béth.Bishop of Coronel Oviedo, ParaguayAuxiliary Bishop of Encarnación, Paraguay
16 Mar53.4Ordained BishopPietro Salvatore Colombo, O.F.M. †Bishop of Mogadiscio, Somalia
17 Mar80.2RetiredJames FergusBishop of Achonry, IrelandBishop Emeritus
26.5Ordained PriestWenceslao Selga Padilla, C.I.C.M.Priest of Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of MaryPrefect of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
18 Mar49.8AppointedLuigi BommaritoAuxiliary Bishop of Agrigento (Girgenti), ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Catania, Italy
49.8AppointedLuigi BommaritoTitular Bishop of VannidaArchbishop Emeritus of Catania, Italy
19 Mar56.0ResignedJosé Germán Benavides MorriberónTitular Bishop of MadesBishop Emeritus of Chachapoyas, Peru
56.0ResignedJosé Germán Benavides MorriberónAuxiliary Bishop of Arequipa, PeruBishop Emeritus of Chachapoyas, Peru
29.3Ordained PriestÂngelo PignoliPriest of Franca, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop of Quixadá, Ceara, Brazil
24.1ProfessedJosé Javier Travieso Martín, C.M.F.Member of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryAuxiliary Bishop of Trujillo, Peru
20 Mar52.5Ordained BishopFrancesco Tarcisio CarboniBishop of Macerata e Tolentino, ItalyBishop of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, Italy
73.3RetiredJoannes de Reeper, M.H.M. †Bishop of Kisumu, KenyaBishop Emeritus
50.0Ordained BishopRaymond Augustin Chihiro Sato, O.P. †Bishop of Sendai, JapanBishop Emeritus
21 Mar48.3Ordained BishopFrançois Xavier Tabao Manjarimanana, S.J. †Bishop of Mananjary, Madagascar
23 Mar54.4SelectedOtmar MäderBishop of Sankt Gallen, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
24 Mar64.4AppointedNicola Agnozzi, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Ariano, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia, Italy
64.4AppointedNicola Agnozzi, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Lacedonia, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia, Italy
67.6DiedRobert Joseph DwyerArchbishop Emeritus of Portland in Oregon, USA
75.9RetiredJoseph HaslerBishop of Sankt Gallen, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
57.3AppointedWilliam Robert JohnsonBishop of Orange in California, USA
59.9AppointedConstantino José Lüers, O.F.M. †Bishop of Penedo, Alagoas, BrazilBishop Emeritus
57.2AppointedHeinrich MachensAuxiliary Bishop of Hildesheim, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
57.2AppointedHeinrich MachensTitular Bishop of BidaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Hildesheim, Germany
54.8AppointedAbel Alonso Núñez, O. de M. †Bishop of Campo Maior, Piaui, BrazilBishop Emeritus
67.7ResignedJosé Terceiro de SousaBishop of Penedo, Alagoas, BrazilBishop Emeritus
25 Mar27.4Ordained PriestRodolfo Fontiveros BeltranPriest of Tuguegarao, PhilippinesBishop of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines
59.0AppointedGiovanni BenedettiBishop of Foligno, ItalyBishop Emeritus
46.0Ordained BishopEmilio Bianchi di CárcanoTitular Bishop of LesinaBishop Emeritus of Azul, Argentina
53.1Ordained BishopGeorge Basil Hume, O.S.B. †Cardinal, Archbishop of Westminster, England, Great Britain
54.4ConfirmedOtmar MäderBishop of Sankt Gallen, SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus
51.7Ordained BishopArquimínio Rodrigues da CostaBishop of Macau, ChinaBishop Emeritus
77.2DiedJames Donald ScanlanArchbishop Emeritus of Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain
26 Mar46.2AppointedAloysius Matthew AmbrozicAuxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
46.2AppointedAloysius Matthew AmbrozicTitular Bishop of ValabriaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
42.9AppointedGeorge Francis DanielBishop of South Africa, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus of Pretoria, South Africa
68.5ResignedJohn Colburn GarnerBishop of South Africa, MilitaryArchbishop Emeritus of Pretoria, South Africa
51.4AppointedRobert LebelBishop of Valleyfield, Québec, CanadaBishop Emeritus
27 Mar58.4AppointedEstêvão Cardoso de Avellar, O.P. †Prelate of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia, Para, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
28 Mar39.3Ordained BishopJaime Pedro GonçalvesTitular Bishop of FicusArchbishop Emeritus of Beira, Mozambique
70.1DiedPaul-Joseph Hoffer, S. M. †Superior General Emeritus of Society of Mary
30 Mar37.5Ordained BishopAntonio Buenafe, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of MetaAuxiliary Bishop of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), Philippines
53.7AppointedJoseph Phan Van HòaCoadjutor Bishop of Quy Nhon, Viet Nam
53.7AppointedJoseph Phan Van HòaTitular Bishop of AcciCoadjutor Bishop of Quy Nhon, Viet Nam
53.7Ordained BishopJoseph Phan Van HòaTitular Bishop of AcciCoadjutor Bishop of Quy Nhon, Viet Nam
31 Mar54.1InstalledNorman Francis McFarlandBishop of Reno, Nevada, USABishop Emeritus of Orange in California, USA
44.3Ordained BishopJoseph Peter O’ConnellTitular Bishop of Sanctus GermanusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Melbourne, Australia
1 Apr45.8AppointedOrlando Octacílio Dotti, O.F.M. Cap.Bishop of Barra (do Rio Grande), Baia, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
52.1AppointedMichael MurphyCoadjutor Bishop of Cork and Ross, IrelandBishop
52.1AppointedMichael MurphyTitular Bishop of SilaBishop of Cork and Ross, Ireland
2 Apr52.9AppointedBruno ForestiArchbishop of Modena (e Nonantola), ItalyBishop Emeritus of Brescia, Italy
88.5DiedCarlo GranoCardinal, Official of the Roman Curia - Other
56.1AppointedKornél Pataky (Pataki)Bishop of Győr (Raab), HungaryBishop Emeritus
63.9AppointedLászló TóthAuxiliary Bishop of Veszprém, HungaryAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
63.9AppointedLászló TóthTitular Bishop of BaiaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Veszprém, Hungary
3 Apr26.7Ordained PriestMarkus BüchelPriest of Sankt Gallen, SwitzerlandBishop
52.5DiedJoão Antonio da Silva SaraivaBishop of Coimbra, Portugal
26.4Ordained PriestFreddy Jesús Fuenmayor SuárezPriest of Los Teques, VenezuelaBishop
24.8Ordained PriestVittorio LanzaniPriest of Pavia, ItalySecretary of the Fabric of St. Peter
49.2ResignedCarlos Oviedo Cavada, O. de M. †Administrator of Calama, ChileCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Chile
38.0Ordained BishopPaul Zingtung GrawngTitular Bishop of RusguniaeArchbishop Emeritus of Mandalay, Myanmar
4 Apr43.3Ordained BishopGiuseppe CostanzoTitular Bishop of MazacaArchbishop Emeritus of Siracusa, Italy
44.0Ordained BishopAntónio dos SantosTitular Bishop of TabboraBishop Emeritus of Guarda, Portugal
6 Apr24.7Ordained PriestRomulo Geolina VallesPriest of Tagum, PhilippinesArchbishop of Davao, Philippines
7 Apr71.7DiedLorenzo Bessone, I.M.C. †Bishop of Meru, Kenya
9 Apr27.4Ordained PriestCharles Maung Bo, S.D.B.Priest of Salesians of Saint John BoscoArchbishop of Yangon, Myanmar
10 Apr89.1DiedIlario AlciniTitular Archbishop of Nicaea
47.1AppointedNestor AssogbaBishop of Parakou, BeninArchbishop Emeritus of Cotonou, Benin
52.6AppointedLeo Morris ClarkeBishop of Maitland, AustraliaBishop Emeritus of Maitland-Newcastle, Australia
65.9ResignedAntoon Konings, S.M.A. †Bishop of Keta-Ho, GhanaBishop Emeritus
46.0AppointedPhilippe Fanoko Kossi KpodzroBishop of Atakpamé, TogoArchbishop Emeritus of Lomé, Togo
35.1AppointedJuan José Larrañeta Olleta, O.P.Auxiliary Bishop of Puerto Maldonado, PeruVicar Apostolic Emeritus
35.1AppointedJuan José Larrañeta Olleta, O.P.Titular Bishop of Marazanae RegiaeVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Puerto Maldonado, Peru
38.4AppointedFrancis Anani Kofi LodonuBishop of Keta-Ho, GhanaBishop of Ho, Ghana
43.0AppointedPetero MatacaArchbishop of Suva, Fiji, Pacific (Oceania)Archbishop Emeritus
40.2AppointedVincent NsengiyumvaArchbishop of Kigali, Rwanda
57.2ResignedBernard Oguki-AtakpahBishop of Atakpamé, TogoBishop Emeritus
55.3ResignedGeorge Hamilton Pearce, S.M.Archbishop of Suva, Fiji, Pacific (Oceania)Archbishop Emeritus
61.5AppointedAndré Perraudin, M. Afr. †Archbishop (Personal Title) of Kabgayi, RwandaBishop Emeritus
54.6AppointedVictor Razafimahatratra, S.J. †Archbishop of Tananarive, MadagascarCardinal, Archbishop of Antananarivo, Madagascar
63.2AppointedMarcello RosinaBishop of Civita Castellana, Orte e Gallese, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Civita Castellana (, Orte, Gallese, Nepi e Sutri), Italy
12 Apr49.6AppointedGilbert Ignatius SheldonAuxiliary Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus of Steubenville, Ohio, USA
49.6AppointedGilbert Ignatius SheldonTitular Bishop of TaparuraBishop Emeritus of Steubenville, Ohio, USA
13 Apr55.6ResignedFrancisco Esteves Dias, O.S.B. †Bishop of Luso, AngolaBishop Emeritus
52.5ResignedAmérico HenriquesBishop of Nova Lisboa, AngolaBishop Emeritus
56.6AppointedJoseph Francis MaguireCoadjutor Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts, USABishop Emeritus
14 Apr24.0Ordained PriestJose F. AdvinculaPriest of Capiz, PhilippinesArchbishop
23.6Ordained PriestAntonio Di DonnaPriest of Napoli {Naples}, ItalyBishop of Acerra, Italy
47.5AppointedJoseph Phan Thé HinhCoadjutor Bishop of Hung Hoá, Viet NamBishop
47.5AppointedJoseph Phan Thé HinhTitular Bishop of MadesBishop of Hung Hoá, Viet Nam
15 Apr25.1Ordained PriestPiotr LiberaPriest of Katowice, PolandBishop of Płock, Poland
19 Apr68.0DiedJoseph Bartholomew Evangelisti, O.F.M. Cap. †Bishop Emeritus of Meerut, India
20 Apr82.0DiedJoseph Augustin Hagendorens, C.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
82.0ResignedJoseph Augustin Hagendorens, C.P. †Titular Bishop of Sicca VeneriaBishop Emeritus of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
60.8AppointedMichael Joseph MurphyAuxiliary Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus of Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
60.8AppointedMichael Joseph MurphyTitular Bishop of ArindelaBishop Emeritus of Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
72.8DiedFrancis Clement Van Hoeck, O.S.B. †Abbot Emeritus of Pietersburg, South Africa
21 Apr48.9AppointedAlfredo Mario Espósito Castro, C.M.F. †Bishop of Zárate-Campana, ArgentinaBishop Emeritus
71.3ResignedNatale MosconiArchbishop of Ferrara, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
22 Apr77.2RetiredIgnace Pierre XVI (Louis) BatanianPatriarch of Cilicia (Armenian), LebanonPatriarch Emeritus
24 Apr25.1Ordained PriestGuillermo Dela Vega AfablePriest of Davao, PhilippinesBishop of Digos, Philippines
60.5AppointedRonald Gerard Connors, C.SS.R. †Coadjutor Bishop of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican RepublicBishop Emeritus
60.5AppointedRonald Gerard Connors, C.SS.R. †Titular Bishop of EquizetumBishop Emeritus of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
26.2Ordained PriestDomenico CornacchiaPriest of Altamura-Gravina-Acquaviva delle Fonti, ItalyBishop of Lucera-Troia, Italy
26.2Ordained PriestPatrick James DunnPriest of Auckland, New ZealandBishop
44.0AppointedFabio Mamerto Rivas Santos, S.D.B.Bishop of Barahona, Dominican RepublicBishop Emeritus
25 Apr53.9Ordained BishopDante Carlos SandrelliTitular Bishop of Germania in DaciaBishop Emeritus of Formosa, Argentina
64.3InstalledHerman To PaivuArchbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
26 Apr56.7AppointedAlan Charles ClarkBishop of East Anglia, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
28 Apr43.9Ordained BishopElden Francis CurtissBishop of Helena, Montana, USAArchbishop Emeritus of Omaha, Nebraska, USA
54.5AppointedGirolamo PrigioneApostolic Pro-Nuncio to NigeriaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to México
29 Apr56.3AppointedAloísio Ariovaldo (Tarcísio) Amaral, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Limeira, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Campanha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
43.4AppointedEmílio PignoliBishop of Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, BrazilBishop Emeritus of Campo Limpo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
30 Apr42.6Ordained BishopUlises Aurelio Casiano VargasBishop of Mayagüez, Puerto RicoBishop Emeritus
48.2ResignedYves-Georges-René Ramousse, M.E.P.Vicar Apostolic of Phnom-Penh, CambodiaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
38.5SucceededJoseph Chhmar SalasVicar Apostolic of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
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